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Strategic Airlines: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth 'relief flights'

By David Flynn     Filed under: qantas, strikes, Strategic Airlines, Air Australia, shutdown

The new and little-known Strategic Airlines is about to become a much more familiar name to thousands of passengers stranded by the Qantas shutdown.

The carrier – which next month will rebrand as Air Australia and offer low-cost domestic and international services – is opening flights between Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

Sunday 30 October

  • Perth-Brisbane, Flight VC 5501: departing Perth 1.15pm, arriving Brisbane 7.45pm
  • Brisbane-Perth, Flight VC 5502: departing Brisbane 8.45pm, arriving Perth 12.15am on Monday

One-way prices start from $499 Economy and $899 Business Class

Monday 31 October

  • Melbourne-Brisbane, Flight VC5501: departing Melbourne 10.30am, arriving Brisbane 11.40am
  • Brisbane-Melbourne, Flight VC5502: departing Brisbane 1.00pm arriving Melbourne 4.20pm

One-way prices start from $349 Economy and $599 Business Class

Bookings can be made via the airline’s web site at or the Reservations Call Centre on 13 53 20.


About David Flynn

David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


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